News Story from: 1/22/15
January 22, 2015 — Washington, D.C. — Today, Foreign Policy launches a special web feature, the Pacific Power Index, recognizing 50 people – ranging from an NBA superstar to the most talked about entrepreneur of the last year – whose lives and careers have shaped or influenced in notable ways the relationship between the United States and China. By profiling these individuals, FP seeks to help reveal the hidden architecture at the heart of the evolving U.S.-China relationship. Those named hail from a variety of sectors, including the corporate world, government, the military, high finance, cyberspace, culture, entertainment, and media.
“Despite its many challenges and obstacles, the relationship between the United States and China has, for three decades, steadily and markedly grown to become absolutely central to global affairs,” said David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of The FP Group. “The Pacific Power Index steps back from the daily news cycle to illustrate for readers how that nexus is working and evolving and to pull back the curtain on the diversity of individuals whose daily contributions have, over time, altered its trajectory.”
The 50 honorees in FP’s inaugural Pacific Power Index include Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, Huawei chairwoman Sun Yafang, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, New Oriental Education founder Yu Minhong, Blackstone Group co-founder Stephen Schwarzman, and J.P. Morgan Chase’s Asia Pacific Managing Director Jing Ulrich. FP editorial staff including the staff of Tea Leaf Nation, FP’s China channel with offices in Washington, D.C. and Hong Kong, assembled the inaugural list.